The Embassy carries out official diplomatic activities and serves as a vital resource for Ethiopians in the United Kingdom as well as partners and friends of Ethiopia.
H.E. Mr Teferi Melesse Desta
Ambassador Teferi Melesse assumed his post in London in September 2020.
He joined the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 and as a career diplomat, has served at diplomatic missions to the People’s Republic of China in Guangzhou (Consul General 2018 – 2020); in Brussels, Belgium (Minister Counsellor 2010 – 2014); Harare, Zimbabwe (Chargé d’Affaires 1999 – 2000); in Geneva at the United Nations as Chargé d’Affaires in 1998 and Consul General between 1994 and 2001.
In between, he was assigned to various posts within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Director General, Public Diplomacy and Communications (2016 – 2017); Minister’s Chief Advisor on Capacity Building (2014 – 2016); Acting Director General, Public Diplomacy and Communications (2008 – 2010); Director-General, Ethiopian Expatriate Affairs (2001 – 2008) and Counsellor, Press, Information and Documentation Directorate General (1993 – 1994).
Teferi Melesse Desta holds an MA in Literature (1994) and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethiopian Languages and Literature (1986), both from the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre (2019 – 2020)
H.E. Dr Hailemichael Aberra Afework (2016 – 2019)
H.E. Mr Berhanu Kebede (2006 – 2016)
H.E. Mr Fisseha Adugna (2002 – 2006)
H.E. Dr Beyene Negewo (1999 – 2002)
H.E. Dr Solomon Gidada (1992 – 1999)
H.E. Mr Teferra Haile-Selassie (1985 – 1992)
H.E. Mr Ayalew Wolde-Giorgis (1977 – 1985)
H.E. Mr Zaudie Makusia (1976 – 1977)
H.E. Lieutenant-General Iyassu Mengesha (1970 – 1976)
H.E. Mr Gebre Meskel Kiflegzy (1966 – 1970)
H.E. Mr Haddis Alemayehu (1961 – 1966)
H.E. Lij Endalkachew Mekonnen (1960-1961)
H.E. Mr Emmanuel Abraham (1956 – 1960)
H.E. Mr Abebe Retta (1949 – 1956)
H.E. Mr Belata Ayele Gebre (1942 – 1949)
H.E. Dr Worqneh C. Martin (1937 – 1942)
Mr. Beyene Gebremeskel
Mr Gebremeskel assumed his post in London in January 2021.
Previous Deputy Heads of Mission
Amb. Ababi Demissie (2018 – 2020)
Prof John Struthers
Professor John Struthers was appointed Ethiopia’s Honorary Consul for Scotland in April 2015. He is the Director of CAREED – the Centre for African Research for Enterprise and Economic Development – at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). John helps establish links between the Embassy and Scottish academia, business and the political establishment, encouraging trade, investment, education and skills transfer between Scotland and Ethiopia. One success has been the commencement in Ethiopia of a geo-thermal project supported by Glasgow University.
Public Diplomacy and Communications
Mr Mekonnen Amare - Minister
Ms Roza Yerukneh - Minister Plenipotentiary
Mr Getachew Meseret - Second Secretary
Economic and Business Diplomacy
Mr Araya Geberegiziabher - Minister Plenipotentiary
Ms Workaferahu Aklilu - Minister Counsellor
Consular & Visa Department
Ms Tsehay Tadesse - Counsellor
Administration and Finance
Mr Eshetu Yimer - Counsellor
Mr Amanuel Alemu - Minister Counsellor
Mr Mesfin Woldeselassie - Counsellor
Mr Ermias Asmare - Minister Counsellor
Political and Economic Affairs
Ms Fortuna Dibaco - Minister Plenipotentiary
Ms Nardos Ayalew - Minister
Mr Dimru Bekele - Second Secretary
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